Category Archives: Annikdotes

Important Conversation

Original Post: 7/6/2014  1:25:25 PM When Annika was about a year and half old, before she was able to speak in sentences, she grabbed a toy, and pretended to be on the phone with someone.  This is the conversation she … Continue reading

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Marriage Proposals and Butterflies

Original Post Date: 6/29/2014 10:04 I find voice recordings lead to more natural results when it comes to capturing a person’s true nature. Record conversations with your kids (and grand-kids) while you can, you won’t regret it. When Annika was … Continue reading

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Empty Holes

Original Post Date: 10/23/2014  2:58:52 PM No matter how much we love our kids, after two weeks or so of summer vacation, sometimes parents feel just about ready to give them up for adoption. We TRIED to keep Annika very … Continue reading

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Fill ‘Er Up!

Original Post Date: 10/23/2014  2:42:09 PM Just in time for Halloween, Annika came home from school, and regaled us with her first joke ever. Well, at least, her first ever cleanly delivered joke from beginning to end. Annika: “Knock-knock!” Me: … Continue reading

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Can’t BS Our Five Year Old

Original Post Date: 10/17/2014  8:08:20 AM One of our family’s favorite hobbies is poking fun at ridiculous advertising. And at just the age of five, our young girl Annika seems to be mastering our cynicism and sense of sarcastic humor. … Continue reading

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A Present for Mama

Original Post Date: 10/17/2014 7:49 This story comes from my wife Bonnie: The other day Annika was in the bathroom wrapped up in her towel so that she was completely hidden. At one point she says: “Mama, there’s a present … Continue reading

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Lessons in Not Getting Hurt

Original Post Date: 10/10/2014  7:42:35 AM There are days I wonder if our parental words of “wisdom” ever sink through the thick skull of our darling young girl. But then once in a while, we get a very wonderful surprise. … Continue reading

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Everlasting Kisses

Click Here to Support this free Blog Annika had been in daycare for about two years when on her first day of Pre-K, I was surprised to feel so melancholy. “Our little girl is growing up so fast” I thought … Continue reading

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Happy Smarter Day

Original Post Date: 9/19/2014  8:09:06 AM When Annika woke up on her fifth birthday, she said “Am I five years old today? I’ll stop talking like a baby. As you get older, you get smarter. I’m smarter now!” To my … Continue reading

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Magic Potions

One night while getting ready for bed, my five year old daughter said to me: “Daddy, I will love you forever, even after you are dead. I will find you, kiss you on the lips, and give a potion to … Continue reading

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